New Global Heritage course announced for Spring 2018
A second section of Silk Road Religion (REL) (GH) opened for Spring 2018. If you need a second religion credit and/or a Global Heritage credit, this course is for you! The course will meet Thursday evenings from 6 to 9 pm. It is now listed on the official course schedule with the following description:
REL 200C B-02 TP: Silk Road Religion (REL) (GH)
The Silk Road represents not one, but numerous ancient trading routes used from 500 BCE with the Persian Royal Road through 1453 CE when the Ottoman Empire closed the routes. The Silk Road stretches from the Mediterranean to China, while traversing Central Asia and connecting the Indian Ocean. Trade involved products such as silk, paper, and spices, but perhaps more importantly, these trade routes allowed the interchange of culture including art, religion, language, and science. This course examines the interaction of multiple religions on the Silk Road. We will study the religious interactions between Buddhism, Zoroastrianism, Judaism, Islam, Christianity, and Manichaeism.
Please contact Professor Susan Ramsey if you have any questions.